Supporting Veterans in Transition

Date: Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Time: 2:00 PM EDT

Duration: 60-minutes

Simply hiring Veterans doesn’t make a company “Veteran Friendly”. Meaningful and sustainable effort must also be made to address Veteran transitional issues throughout each phase of the employee lifecycle. Taking steps to purposefully integrate transitioning Veterans into your organization is key to engaging and retaining their talent. To be successful, effort must be applied in each phase of the employee lifecycle. In this session, HR professionals and organizational leaders will learn about the attributes Veterans bring to the workplace as a result of their service, how to identify transitional issues that may occur, and the effort required in each phase of the employee lifecycle to address Veteran transitional issues.

You will learn how to:

  • Describe the characteristics of military culture that frame the Veteran’s military paradigm and the 7 attributes they bring to the workplace.
  • Identify the gaps that may exist because of the differences between the military and civilian cultures.
  • Determine strategies that can be implemented to minimize any issues with Veterans’ transition to the civilian workforce.

Sponsored by:




   Kathy Crenshaw

Kathy Crenshaw has a master’s in learning and instructional technology from Arizona State University and has 30 years of experience in talent management, organizational development, leadership and performance management. She is certified in multiple leadership models, change management philosophies, and earned her SPHR and CSP-SHRM. She is co-owner of BelKat Solutions LLC, and together with her business partner, Linda Maddy, has written a book and conducted several workshops that introduce tools and strategies for corporate, higher education and government organizations to better create and foster veteran informed cultures.


   Linda Maddy

Linda Maddy has a master’s in social work from Portland State University and has worked more than 12 years as a licensed clinical social worker. She worked exclusively with veterans for 10 years with concentrations in complex addictions and mental health, and was a national master trainer on veterans’ post-deployment reintegration issues. Maddy’s expertise with veterans and social work is the catalyst that melds the art and science in BelKat’s body of work. As co-owner of BelKat Solutions LLC, she and Kathy Crenshaw are committed to helping organizations maximize this valuable resource — the veteran.